Celebrating Sarika’s Birthday

It was Sarika's thirtieth birthday. They were celebrating it at her flat. For dinner, they had ordered take out from Sambal Shiok, a Malaysian restaurant and he had brought the sparkling, non-alcoholic wine. He had offered to take her out for dinner but she wanted to dine in. "It would be nice, just the two …

Ruth’s Visitor

Ruth was in the garden having a cup of tea. It was a beautiful day. Summer was drawing to a close and soon the cold weather would be there. She wished the warm weather would last. She dreaded having to put on winter coat, scarf, hat, gloves and boots. She hated the snow when it …

Joel and Kira Discuss Family & Soccer

"I feel so badly for Matt," Kira said. "Me too," Joel said. "He's pretty cut up about Mel." "I feel guilty for encouraging her to fight for Tanner." "You shouldn't feel guilty about that, Honey. You want Mel to be happy." "I'm convinced that if she and Matt had stayed together, neither of them would …

Escape to the Moors

He was out walking on the moors. Yesterday, he had left soon after returning to the mansion from church. He had changed and was on his way out when he ran into Sable. After their little exchange, he walked out of the door and didn't return until well after two in the morning. He stripped …

Tanner and Melania Go For a Drive

Melania was waiting for Tanner. It had rained the night before and had washed away what little snow was still there. It wasn't cold but she was wearing a leather jacket. It was Sunday afternoon. Yesterday, she had gone to Uncle Betty's Diner with Matt and Cam to celebrate his getting full custody of his …

It Was All A Lie

Getty Image I stood there watching him and his family flanked by bodyguards. They looked like the perfect couple but it was all a lie. His wife, Hannah suspected that he was having an affair but she didn't know who the other woman was. Whenever we were together in public, no one suspected anything. By …

Behind These Walls…

Photo of Château de Saulxures - Wikipedia It sat there, languishing, the beautiful chateau, which used to be bustling with life. It was the place where everybody who was anybody went. Many extravagant parties were thrown there. The owner, Jean Monet and his lovely wife, Margot who left their vineyard in Bordeaux to move to …

Confessions and Christmas

"Nita, I want to be in a relationship with you. How do you feel about that?" "How do you think I feel about it?" "You tell me." "I feel great because it's what I want too." He smiled. "I'm happy to hear that." They were at her place and after having dinner, they were relaxing …

His Brother’s Widow

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God - 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4 He watched her, his …

A Friend’s Trust

"You're the only woman I trust Rory with," Emlyn said to me. We were in the living-room on a Sunday afternoon. She had invited me to have lunch with her and Rory. I was on the loveseat while she was on the matching sofa. She and I were more like sisters than friends. We have …

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